Troyer's Purple Martin Square or Round Pole Predator Guards
Protect your Purple Martins from climbing predators such as raccoons and small snakes. This aluminum pole guard is 24 inches long with a 7-1/2 inch diameter. The guard installs around the pole, there is no need to remove the house. This predator guard is designed for use on any 2 inch square pole that uses a rope and pulley. There are two styles to choose from: Square, for 2 inch square poles and Round, which fits round poles in sizes 3/4 inch to 2-3/8 inch outside diameter.
Traditionally Purple Martins nested in natural cavities such as old woodpecker holes, on rock ledges, or in dead trees. However, thousands of years ago, people began providing man-made housing for the Purple Martins in the form of dried, hollow gourds. Over time, the successful nesting of martins in these man-made homes, paired with the decline of natural cavities, led to a complete behavior shift within the eastern species.
The purple martins have so many qualities that are so endearing to mankind. Not only are they a beneficial aerial insectivore, but so pleasing to people is their cheerful demeanor. Their unrestrained enthusiasm is out going and contagious. Their happiness is so spontaneous and exuberant, and their aerial displays so spectacular, a person can't help but to admire these beautiful birds' antics. Few things can be more lastingly and deeply satisfying than to listen to nature's own music in its wild state.
In today's fast paced world, enjoying birds is a dimension that is missing in far too many people's lives. We need to get back to the "basics" of living a "family life." Wherever possible, by becoming a purple martin landlord and host to these beautiful and graceful birds, will provide a golden opportunity to get the whole family involved at an early age. These semi-domesticated birds are not only "people oriented," but also "family oriented!"
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